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Poster: Harry Wilson Date: Aug 6, 2014 5:22pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Embed player starting at certain time


A little more puttering, and I learned two interesting things:

1 - The ?start= morsel of code also works when emailing a link. Just copy and paste the URL into your email, add ?start=XXX to the end of the URL (replacing XXX with the number of seconds to the desired start point), and your friends will see the movie from the point that you specified.

2 - If you're a Windows XP user, and stuck with Internet Explorer 8, you probably noticed things stopped playing and you started getting error messages, beginning back in early 2014.

If you go to a movie's page in IE8, then add ?start=1 to the URL and hit 'Enter', the movie will play normally from the one second point, and you will be watching flicks in Internet Explorer 8 just like the old days. (Yes, I know, by now we've all either installed a second browser or 'downgraded' to Windows 7/8, but I still thought it was interesting.)